This week’s spotlight is on LA-based songbird, Trish Hosein. I first found Trish on a recent visit to Cali, when some friends and I decided to stop by Republic of Pie for some coffee and dessert. From the other room, we heard the most enchanting voice performing on stage. It wasn’t hard to see that this one-woman show was super talented, making her own music and expertly layering her beautiful voice over catchy tunes as she went along. We promptly moved up close and stayed way longer than we intended to just so we could listen to the rest of her set. Her songs are on heavy rotation on my iPod now. Look out for her new single, Swimming Pool (out on iTunes on April 15th) so you can get addicted too. In the mean time, read on to learn more about everything lovely and delicious this songstress keeps close: -Shy
Name: Trish Hosein
Location: Studio City, CA
“I make indie/pop music that is, for better or for worse, unabashedly me – my struggles, my emotions, my truth. I utilize a lot of vocal layering, harmonies and loops. I love to mesh quirky melodies and lyrics that you don’t hear much on pop radio with catchy ones that you want to sing along to.”
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I think is: “My dog is so cute! He’s the first thing I see when I wake up and he’s usually cuddled up against me or rolled up in a ball at the corner of the bed. Hard not to smile waking up to that.”
The song I have on repeat right now is: Lorde – Ribs. I love her. She’s fantastic.
Growing up, I really wanted to be: a singer. But like a pop star singer. More specifically, a Spice Girl. Dance moves included. I put on concerts for my stuffed animals.
When I go on stage, I feel: PUMPED.
The best part about being a musician is: making people understand something that I feel and can’t explain otherwise.
A good introduction to my music is: my newest single Swimming Pool! I’m proud of it because it’s a fun summertime song but it also has themes of some deeper stuff like class struggle and coming into your own.
My best beauty tips is: put on mascara as soon as you get out of the shower (right after you put on a good moisturizer). While my lashes are still damp the mascara comes on thicker and smoother.
People usually compliment my: hair. And eyelashes. Which is also hair. So, hair.
I’ll never forget: sat next to U2’s the Edge at a dinner party! What a humble and wonderful guy. He asked me about how I go about writing songs and I thought “why are you asking ME this?! You’re THE EDGE!”
For my skin, I use: Lush Creamed Almond Coconut Smoothie. Also, this is kind of weird but, I wax my jawline to my cheekbone and it makes the skin really smooth and radiant and makeup looks better on it.
My favorite place in the whole world is: Gosh that’s hard. I love so many places and cultures! I would have to say San Diego since that’s where I grew up. It’s so gorgeous and I feel such a sense of relief and relaxation breathing in the ocean air there or going for a run in the canyons.
Current beauty product obsession: Dior’s Diorshow Black Out Mascara. It’s amazing and people always ask if my eyelashes are real when I use it.
But I also can’t live without: Make Up Forever ProFinish Powder Foundation.
Worst habit: I leave cabinets open.Well that’s definitely not my worse habit but it’s the oddest. I’ll come home and all the kitchen cabinets will be open like some sort of frying pan burglar passed through.
When I travel, I MUST have: Bose Quiet Comfort 15 noise canceling headphones.
My favorite scent is:Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Body Cream. I’m not much of a perfume girl but I’m obsessed with this lotion. It’s so calming and just makes me feel good.
People might be surprised to know that: that I write a lot of country music! It’s a little unexpected if you’ve heard my music but I think I’m a songwriter at heart and country songs have some great writing. My approach to writing a country song is totally different from writing an indie/pop song for myself so it allows me to use different techniques and skills which is fun.
My current favorite hair product is: Motions Leave in Conditioner. It’s a necessity for me. I don’t do much to my hair, pretty much just wash it and throw some of that stuff in. I also love Lush’s R&B Hair Moisturizer.
I don’t understand people who don’t like: avocados! They are a staple in my daily diet and it boggles my mind how someone could not like them.
The restaurant I can never get tired of is: Gyu-Kaku in Sherman Oaks on Ventura and Van Nuys. I eat paleo (basically a lot of meat and veggies) so this place is perfect for me. It’s a Japanese barbecue restaurant where you order your meat/fish and sides a la carte and cook it yourself at the grill on your table. They also have awesome happy hour deals!
Though I can make a mean: homemade pizza! I actually make the crust out of almond flour so it’s healthy, packed with protein, and very filling.
I hope in 10 years: go on tour. Make lots of music. Explore the world. Write lots of songs. Sell a bunch of records. Maybe have babies.
Who inspires me: In my career, my peers really inspire me. The people working day jobs and then going to the studio all night. Writing lyrics on napkins while they’re working at the coffee shop. I have friends who are way more talented and hardworking than I am and they make me want to be better. In life in general, my parents really inspire me. I want to be the kind of lady they would be proud of. My dad has always taught me that it’s important to find an unwavering inner peace that can’t be touched by anyone or anything. That’s something I’m always working towards.
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